Women in the cigar scene are no longer just an appendage to passionados. Passionadas characterize the cigar scene. They come “voluntarily”, not acting as chaperones but as attendees in their own right, to club nights, cigar events, tastings and trade fairs. They know pretty much what they want to smoke and are quite knowledgeable.
Gestocigars, located in Geneva, Switzerland is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015. A good op portunity to have a look behind the scenes of the Swiss importer company, which has repeatedly garnered attention due to its excellent price-performance ratio.
In the last two years, Royal Agio Cigars has created two top cigars in a row. Who is behind the name, which, in the first instance, one associates with cigarillos, shortfillers and brands like Mehari’s, Panter and Biddies?
Architect Adolfo Despradel and Andras Szanto, the art initiative’s chief consultant, turned the sod for a new studio in the building complex of the Altos de Chavón School of Design.
Back in 2009 a hub was set up especially for women in the branch – the International Women’s Cigar Society (IWCS). The platform not only unites the distribution, the manufacturing and supplier side, but also the cigar smokers themselves, and women’s cigar clubs have found their point of contact in IWCS.
Finally I can see it: the Brazilian coast! I wonder if this is what Geraldo Dannemann first saw 142 years ago, when his crew called out “Land ahoy!” The tobacco specialist from Bremen, Germany, emigrated to Brazil in 1872, and found what he was looking for in the state of Bahia: perfect conditions for growing tobacco and proximity to the harbor of Salvador. My journey will take me there, and I will follow in Geraldo Dannemann’s footsteps.
The new Davidoff Art Initiative is tirelessly pursuing its mission. Dominican artist Pascal Meccariello, Davidoff Art Residency’s third recipient, will be in residence this May and June at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.
From the 1920s into the 1970s, Rinn & Cloos AG was Germany’s la
In every profession there are exceptional talents. Among cigar makers, too, there are a few who do the term “genius” justice. One of them is Abdel J. Fernandez.
Worldwide she is one of the few women who have successfully produced handmade cigars in this male domain and holds her own as a woman: the French-Honduran Maya Selva is celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of her company.
Avo Uvezian celebrates its 80th anniversary with AVO Cigars. He started early with his musical career. The music accompanied him throughout his life and he is now known as a talented composer as well as a cigar aficionado and producer
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna’s Art History Museum, is marking the occasion of two anniversaries – 10 years of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and 225 years of the Austria Tabak company (which has been part of JTI since 2007) – with an impressive exhibition organized in collaboration with JTI showing the evolution of tobacco consumption.